by - 1/03/2013

It's a new year, so I guess it's time to make those resolutions that will all be broken by February!

Just kidding.... kind of. That always happens, right? I'd like to think everyone has just as hard of a time keeping these resolutions as I do.  I mean, it's kind of daunting, deciding to change your life. We'll see how I do! This year, I've chosen five areas I'd like to improve upon, with a few small goals in each area. It might seem like an extremely long list, but I've found that this kind of set up actually works well for me.


  1. Exercise at least 4 days a week for 45 minutes.
  2. No eating after 9pm (cause all I eat then is junk and I go to bed feeling disgusting)
  3. Sugar gives me headaches, sadly. So, I will only eat one treat per day, but allow one "cheat" day a week where I can eat whatever I want. 
  4. Have some fruit and/or vegetables every day.  I'm keepin it simple on this one, because it's hard to keep up with buying produce constantly in college.
Motivation: Be able to wear those tight exercise pants and not feel gross. I'll get to buy some when I feel ready! Also, not having to buy a size up in pants is a huge deal for my moneyless self.

Recording my Life//
  1. Write at least one line a day in my journal, or more if I so desire.
  2. Take more pictures. I don't have a fancy camera, but I do have an iPhone and I think it works quite well.
  3. Blog more. I don't want to give myself a number here, i.e. 3 times a week or whatever, because sometimes life happens. And especially in college sometimes I'm just too darn busy. But more is good.
Motivation: I love looking back at my parents' pictures from college and high school. I want my kids to have that too. I also used to think I'd just remember everything, but I definitely don't. It makes me sad to think of all the memories I've already forgotten.

  1. Read one chapter of the BoM everyday. Make it meaningful.
  2. Pray Morning and Night
  3. Pay more attention in church. Don't bring my phone, even if it's just for scriptures. It's too distracting if I get an email or text while I'm using it. Oof... This one is gonna be hard.
  4. Read or listen to one conference talk per week.
Motivation: Staying close to the Spirit. Without it, I feel so blah. I need it every second of every day.

  1. Stay on top of my schoolwork, write due dates down. 
  2. Get A's in Piano Lit and Keyboard skills. My last two music classes EVER.
  3. Practice well. Keep up on my hours.
Motivation: I'm almost done with college, and finally the end is in sight for me. I know the time will pass faster than I think. I should do nothing short of my best.

  1. Stop being a bum and say YES when I get invited to social gatherings.
  2. Don't be afraid to be myself with people. (I've done pretty well with this lately, but it's definitely an easy thing for me to slip out of, so I'm making it a goal again.)  
Motivation: Just getting more enjoyment out of life! Also, finding someone I'd want to room with next fall (and possibly summer), when Cami Jo leaves me (sad face) would be helpful.

I'm gonna post monthly updates, for me, so I can keep these up. I think the hardest thing with goals is that when I mess up/forget/don't feel like it/whatever, I tend to just give up. So I think with a monthly reset, I can assess what I'm doing well at and what I'm not doing so well at, and maybe if something is just too much right now, I can adjust if I need to. I'm not going to give up, even if I mess up.

I feel so much better about 2013 now that I've made these goals. Hoorah for a better me this year!

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1 comment{s}

  1. i love the don't bring your phone to church goal. something we as a society could all work on. can you imagine a day in church without games, instagrams, etc.?


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